Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 8

Student reviewing her work with teacher.

In this lesson, students synthesize what they have learned about working conditions in the mills, and they practice using specific textual evidence to support their claims. They use their understanding of the textile industry in the 1800s to generate questions about workers in the garment industry today.
• Students revisit the quotes about working conditions they discussed in Lessons 6 and 7 as they complete the Working Conditions in Lyddie: Textual Evidence note-catcher. After spending several lessons talking about what specific quotes tell them about working conditions, they should be well-prepared to capture their understanding in writing. This note-catcher gives students additional practice in the type of thinking required for the Mid-Unit 1 Assessment and also will be an important resource when they are writing their argument essays later in the unit.
• For this lesson, use the information you gained from Lesson 7 (the Working Conditions anchor chart—student version and the Chapter 10 of Lyddie Text-Dependent Questions) to guide your decisions about which supports the whole class or individual students will need to be successful.
• The entry task time is somewhat abbreviated to be sure that students have enough time to work on the note-catcher and watch the video clips.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the...

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